Most people find Jack hard to understand. For this reason we asked John from art+power to interview him and help us type the script. We hope it is accurate, but we can’t guarantee it. - Paddy, BristolStories.org
This story was made at a workshop for artists in the art+power (www.artandpower.com) artists’ group at Spike Island, with support from Bristol’s Museums, Galleries & Archives.
John: Well this is Jack Mundy’s artwork, and Jack. Talk us through.
Jack: This is a good one.
John: What is it?
Jack: It’s a pattern that comes out of the side.
John: So it’s just patterns then, this painting?
Jack: It’s shapes but I didn’t do it in water[colour].
John: So you just do shapes and see what comes out?
Jack: I do shapes. Yes.
John: How about this one Jack? What’s this all about?
Jack: This is all blue, in pen.
John: And this one’s interesting – looks like a fire coming out of a mountain.
Jack: Yes, that’s right, this is a fire going up.
John: Where did you get the inspiration for this piece?
Jack: It came out of my head.
John: Here’s an interesting piece Jack. You did this with pen? What do you think about this piece, or this piece now?
Jack: I want to carry on with that, make it come out bigger
John: To improve it?
Jack: I’ve got to do it all, the whole frame. All different shapes. I’ve got to make it look like my own work.
John: It’s interesting artwork you’ve got here Jack. This one of the dragons you did.
Jack: This one I want people to see it everwhere. On this side its white: a triangle.
John: Inspiration is the key to art, What do you think about inspiration? Where do you get the inspiration to acheive all this great painting?
Jack: I use my brain for that.
John: You use the memories of what you’ve done?
Jack: Yeah, all the memories of where I go. It’s hard work – I’ve got to conecntrate.
Jack: This one you can’t see it now. I’ll make it clearer. Make all the colours come up.
John: You want it to stand out? The colours? So people can see the blues, see the greens…
Now Jack, we’ve already discussed this one. This took you how long?
Jack: Six hours on Monday.
John: Six hours! That’s a record that is.
Jack: With this picture I always keep going that way, and on this side you cant see it.
John: You want to bring the art critics back?
And here’s one of the last ones – the jigsaw piece.
Jack: All the blues and blacks and the love of it… bring it out.
John: That’s cool, Jack.
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